Mark Griffiths steps up to chair role at Rural Stirling Housing Association

Rural Stirling Housing Association has announced the appointment of its new chair.

Mark Griffiths outside the RSHA offices in Doune

Mark Griffiths steps up to the role of chair from his previous position as vice-chair and succeeds Margaret Vass OBE

Having joined the board of management in May 2016, Mark became vice-chair later that year.

He has lived in Callander for over 20 years and is now a self-employed consultant following a 40-year career as a chartered accountant in industry and latterly as the managing director of an electrical engineering company.

Mark also serves on RSHA’s two committees – the audit and risk committee and the investment committee.

He is the chair of Callander Youth Project Trust and a director of Callander Community Development Trust.

Announcing the election of the new chair, chief executive Donna Birrell said: “We are delighted Mark has taken on the role of chair. He brings to it great enthusiasm, a passion for the housing association movement and a strong commitment to supporting our communities.”

A particular interest of Mark’s is promoting the important link between providing affordable housing and employability and skills training which leads to economic success for communities where RSHA has its homes. 

Mark said: “I look forward to fulfilling this important role and wish to pay tribute to our previous chair Margaret Vass OBE.

“Margaret knows the housing association movement in Scotland inside out and her exemplary knowledge and guidance have benefited RSHA in so many ways. I want to say a very public thank you to Margaret and I’m delighted she is remaining on our board.”

Last month at its AGM, RSHA revealed that it was embarking on a significant housebuilding programme in Drymen, Callander and Killearn.

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